The Health Benefits of Singing and Music

Even our small western North Carolina newspaper is shouting out the health benefits of music, to add to the many research articles I have shared under both my Key Expressions Blog and my Sound Expressions Testimonies. Under Lifestyles, The Transylvania Times in Brevard, NC, wrote an article entitled, The Health Benefits Of Singing A Tune, in their August 30, 2018, edition. They list the ‘surprising’ health benefits of singing frequently as (the numerous benefits of music have been studied/known for years, additional benefits are being discovered all the time, and really aren’t all that surprising since we have been so wonderfully created – Psalm 139:14):

1) Scientifically proven to de-stress, calm, and improve mood;
2) Scientifically proven to positively impact the immune system;
3) Scientifically shown to alleviate snoring, improve lung function, and reduce symptoms of mild asthma;
4) Scientifically shown to improve mental alertness, concentration, memory recollection, and recommended as a treatment option for those battling demential (Alzheimer’s Society, “Singing For the Brain” program);
5) Shown to “reduce loneliness, boost confidence, improve mental function, help with immune response, and be a form of cardiovascular exercise.”

Ray Hughes (author, storyteller, songwriter, and poet) shares his testimony of a physical diagnosis where doctors recommended singing as one of the best cures. We have only begun to scratch the surface of the profound impact that music has pertaining to the human body, mind, soul, and spirit. I am immensely excited to be on this journey with Holy Spirit in creating specific spontaneous Kingdom recording assignments that benefit others to the glory of Jesus Christ! Please check out my Products Page for Listening Samples, to purchase, or check out my music on iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, and wherever digital distribution is available.

August 1, 2018 New CD Release: Healing Expressions For Trauma


My most strategically unique Sound and Healing Therapy CD release yet! 
This CD assignment is focused on releasing the Healer to manifest inner healing on behalf of traumatic experiences and associated memories stored in the memory of our cells. 

The first six pieces release frequency support to the brain, the sympathetic nervous system, neurotransmitters, and the parasympathetic nervous system. The latter six pieces release de-stressing frequencies to the exact same areas. If the listener is experiencing traumatic stress/memories, the latter six pieces release Holy Spirit peace, calming, and healing frequencies. Equally, if traumatic experiences/memories are causing the brain, the sympathetic nervous system, neurotransmitters, and the parasympathetic nervous system frequencies to be depleted, the listener is exhorted to listen to the first six pieces for frequency support. If the listener is simply seeking to encounter overall balance and wholeness from the Healer Himself, this entire CD was recorded specific to this purpose.

Trauma as defined by Merriam-Webster:
1) an injury (such as a wound) to living tissue caused by an extrinsic agent
2) a disordered psychic or behavioral state resulting from severe mental or emotional stress or physical injury
3) an emotional upset
4) an agent, force, or mechanism that causes trauma

Irregardless of the specific trauma or the age(s) at which it impacted, and in order to move forward without it affecting life on varying levels, the trauma and associated memories can be healed and set free through personal and intimate encounters with the One who heals ALL dis-eases (whatever is coming against His promise of living abundant life (John 10:10)).

Healing Expressions For Trauma Song Titles, Scriptures, Keys in Sound and Healing Therapy Tunings

Available NOW on this website Store under the Products Page, and AUGUST 1 at CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon, and wherever digital distribution is available.

Copyright Tammy Sorenson/Sound Expressions August 2018
All Rights Reserved.
Mixed by Jaran Sorenson
Jewel Case Design by Jadan Advertising And Design

1. INNER PEACE F#m/Gbm 741 Hz
James 1:2-4, “Consider it nothing but joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you fall into various trials. Be assured that the testing of your faith [through experience] produces endurance [leading to spiritual maturity, and inner peace]. And let endurance have its perfect result and do a thorough work, so that you may be perfect and completely developed [in your faith], lacking in nothing.”

2. REST F#/Ab 741 Hz
Matthew 11:28-30, “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavily burdened [by religious rituals that provide no peace], and I will give you rest [refreshing your souls with salvation]. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me [following Me as My disciple], for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest (renewal, blessed quiet) for your souls. For My yoke is easy [to bear] and My burden is light.”

3. RESTORED F#/Gb 741 Hz
Psalm 23:1-6, “The Lord is my Shepherd [to feed, to guide and to shield me], I shall not want. He lets me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still and quiet waters. He refreshes and restores my soul (life); He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Even though I walk through the [sunless] valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort and console me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You have anointed and refreshed my head with oil; My cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life, And I shall dwell forever [throughout all my days] in the house and in the presence of the Lord.”

4. HOPE RENEWED G#m/Abm 396 Hz
Lamentations 3:21-24, “But this I call to mind, Therefore I have hope. It is because of the Lord’s lovingkindnesses that we are not consumed, Because His [tender] compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great and beyond measure is Your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion and my inheritance,” says my soul; “Therefore I have hope in Him and wait expectantly for Him.”

5. REFUGE G#/Ab 396 Hz
Psalm 25:16-20, “Turn to me [Lord] and be gracious to me, For I am alone and afflicted. The troubles of my heart are multiplied; Bring me out of my distresses. Look upon my affliction and my trouble, And forgive all my sins. Look upon my enemies, for they are many; They hate me with cruel and violent hatred. Guard my soul and rescue me; Do not let me be ashamed or disappointed, For I have taken refuge in You.” (v.12 Who is the man who fears the Lord [with awe-inspired reverence and worships Him with submissive wonder]? He will teach him [through His word] in the way he should choose. v.14 The secret [of the wise counsel] of the Lord is for those who fear Him, And He will let them know His covenant and reveal to them [through His word] its [deep, inner] meaning.”

6. LIGHT G#/Ab 396 Hz
Psalm 107:13-16, “Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, And He saved them from their distresses. He brought them out of darkness and the deep (deathly) darkness And broke their bonds apart. Let them give thanks to the Lord for His lovingkindness, And for His wonderful acts to the children of men. For He has shattered the gates of bronze And cut the bars of iron apart.”

7. STRENGTHENED Cm 528 Hz
Isaiah 41:10, “‘Do not fear [anything], for I am with you; Do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, be assured I will help you; I will certainly take hold of you with My righteous right hand [a hand of justice, of power, of victory, of salvation].’”

8. SANCTUARY C 528 Hz
Psalm 91:4-6, “He will cover you and completely protect you with His pinions, And under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and a wall. You will not be afraid of the terror of night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day, Nor of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, Nor of the destruction (sudden death) that lays waste at noon.”

9. FREEDOM C 444 Hz
Isaiah 61:1-8, “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, Because the Lord has anointed and commissioned me To bring good news to the humble and afflicted; He has sent me to bind up [the wounds of] the brokenhearted, To proclaim release [from confinement and condemnation] to the [physical and spiritual] captives And freedom to prisoners, To proclaim the favorable year of the Lord, And the day of vengeance and retribution of our God, To comfort all who mourn, To grant to those who mourn in Zion the following: To give them a turban instead of dust [on their heads, a sign of mourning], The oil of joy instead of mourning, The garment [expressive] of praise instead of a disheartened spirit. So they will be called the trees of righteousness [strong and magnificent, distinguished for integrity, justice, and right standing with God], The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified. Then they will rebuild the ancient ruins, They will raise up and restore the former desolations; And they will renew the ruined cities, The desolations (deserted settlements) of many generations. Strangers will stand and feed your flocks, And foreigners will be your farmers and your vinedressers. But you shall be called the priests of the Lord; People will speak of you as the ministers of our God. You will eat the wealth of nations, And you will boast of their riches. Instead of your [former] shame you will have a double portion; And instead of humiliation your people will shout for joy over their portion. Therefore in their land they will possess double [what they had forfeited]; Everlasting joy will be theirs. For I, the Lord, love justice; I hate robbery with a burnt offering. And I will faithfully reward them, And make an everlasting covenant with them.”

10. SECURE C#m/Dbm 444 Hz
Psalm 91:1-16, “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will remain secure and rest in the shadow of the Almighty [whose power no enemy can withstand]. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust [with great confidence, and on whom I rely]!” For He will save you from the trap of the fowler, And from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you and completely protect you with His pinions, And under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and a wall. You will not be afraid of the terror of night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day, Nor of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, Nor of the destruction (sudden death) that lays waste at noon. A thousand may fall at your side And ten thousand at your right hand, But danger will not come near you. You will only [be a spectator as you] look on with your eyes And witness the [divine] repayment of the wicked [as you watch safely from the shelter of the Most High]. Because you have made the Lord, [who is] my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, No evil will befall you, Nor will any plague come near your tent. For He will command His angels in regard to you, To protect and defend and guard you in all your ways [of obedience and service]. They will lift you up in their hands, So that you do not [even] strike your foot against a stone. You will tread upon the lion and cobra; The young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot. “Because he set his love on Me, therefore I will save him; I will set him [securely] on high, because he knows My name [he confidently trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never abandon him, no, never]. “He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. “With a long life I will satisfy him And I will let him see My salvation.”

11. COMFORT C#/Db 444 Hz
2 Corinthians 1:3-7, “Blessed [gratefully praised and adored] be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts and encourages us in every trouble so that we will be able to comfort and encourage those who are in any kind of trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For just as Christ’s sufferings are ours in abundance [as they overflow to His followers], so also our comfort [our reassurance, our encouragement, our consolation] is abundant through Christ [it is truly more than enough to endure what we must]. But if we are troubled and distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; or if we are comforted and encouraged, it is for your comfort, which works [in you] when you patiently endure the same sufferings which we experience. And our hope for you [our confident expectation of good for you] is firmly grounded [assured and unshaken], since we know that just as you share as partners in our sufferings, so also you share as partners in our comfort.”

12. UNSHAKEN C#/Db 444 Hz
Isaiah 54:10, “For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake, But My lovingkindness will not be removed from you, Nor will My covenant of peace be shaken,” Says the Lord who has compassion on you.”

A Season For Balance

In July 2017, I clearly heard Holy Spirit tell me to walk away from a job situation and focus on His Presence. He ordered my steps to lose a significant amount of weight (50 pounds), write curriculum, and record His specific sound healing therapy spontaneous instrumental assignments. I immediately received my first curriculum topic via Holy Spirit ‘download’ while in an Atlanta parking lot sitting in the car waiting for our son at the Post Office. I got out my iPhone and typed as quickly as I could. I returned to the Land of the Waterfalls where we were called in May 2016, and began to spend intimate time seeking Him, walking, mountain biking, writing specific to His download topic, and recording my Fragrant Expressions Fall 2017 CD Release, specific to essential oil frequencies, sound healing therapy frequencies, and Scriptures. About this same time, I ended up being thrown up and over the top of my mountain bike handle bars and slammed into a log, cracking a few ribs, and being fairly immobile for about six weeks. During that time, I focused on writing and releasing, The Children’s Heart Cry: Equipping The Generations To BE The Kingdom Of Heaven On Earth in November of 2017.

By this time, of course Thanksgiving and Christmas had added an additional six pounds to an already far reaching weight loss goal I had not been obedient to embark on due to the bike accident. In January 2018, I recorded and released my Sound Expressions For Kids CD. I had been walking out everything I was led to focus on, with the exception of my weight. I began the search for something that could help my broken post menopausal metabolism, in addition to Hashimoto’s thyroid issues. I had been on the weight loss yoyo treadmill a total of six times over the course of years due to busyness, pregnancies, major life changes, circumstances, serious accidents, significant moves, and our youngest adopted son’s double kidney failure/transplant at age fifteen. During the summer of 2012, prior to our son’s renal failure, I had gotten myself, through both diet and exercise, down to my lowest weight in years. His intense medical journey lasted nearly a year and a half and required me to be his primary caretaker, oftentimes at the neglect of myself. Since his 2013 renal failure, however, irregardless of how much walking, biking, hiking or eating right/less I embarked on, the scale and pounds continued to climb.

At the onset of 2018, with all of the former behind me, it was truly time to focus on my health, as not only was my thyroid majorly acting up again, but also my glucose and cholesterol levels, digestion, breathing, etc… Every walk, bike ride, or hike felt like I was carrying around an extra fifty pound bag of dog food with regard to my breathing and energy. I felt led to enroll in a FITera weight loss challenge, along with Workout Warriors videos, focusing first on a Paleo lifestyle, then KETO. I knew workouts were going to be a huge challenge after not doing them since 2012. On February 6, not by power or might, but by the Spirit of the Lord – in His strength and grace to be obedient to His leading, a fifty pound weight loss journey began that required resetting my metabolism by eating specific foods at specific times throughout the day, and working out for 60-90 minutes six days per week in a way that would strengthen my overall core muscle groups, alternating with cardio. I promised myself that by my March 2019 birthday, a significant one, that I would absolutely be fifty pounds less, hopefully by the end of July 2018, as I couldn’t bare the thought of being in another group of tens age-wise, along with a dreaded entry into another group of tens weight-wise quickly approaching. I also began writing a new creative arts curriculum to be released in the Summer of 2018 that includes four of my CDs specific to the curriculum, as well as recorded a new CD specific to trauma, also be released in the Summer of 2018.

All that said, I give all glory and praise to the One who instructed and empowered me to achieve all of His directives to me for writing, recording, reading through the entire Word again in four months time, decreasing my cholesterol and glucose numbers, along with a desired 54 pound weigh loss mark over this past season! I am now going to take off an additional few extra pounds for a total of 58-60 pounds lost, simply because I know they are attainable: it was a big stretch for the 50 pounds, before thinking I could actually attain more. One day at a time, it felt like all I got done was workout and meal plan. However, as I document and reflect on the entire year’s journey, so very much more has been revealed!

Through it all, Holy Spirit has been speaking to me about our need, as His sons and daughters, for balance, i.e. body-mind-soul-spirit, in order to be able to be about our Father’s business in this strategically new NOW season before us. Today matters. What He gives us for today is for tomorrow, tomorrow is for a week, the week is for a month, the month is for a season, the season is for a year, and the year is for eternity.

• His Word renews our mind every day.
• Eating clean and working out daily clears a path for renewed bodies and overall health/wellness.
• His Presence fills and renews our spirits throughout each day.
• Intimacy with Him heals and renews our souls (our mind, our will, our emotions) every day.

In order to BE His Kingdom vessels, we must absolutely follow the course He lays out for us. Holy Spirit orders our steps as His sons and daughters one day at a time, one season at a time. Our capacity to love our glorious Lord with all our heart, soul (life), mind (thought, understanding), and strength, and to ‘unselfishly’ love others AS WE LOVE OURSELVES (Mark 12:30-31 AMP) is demonstrated in how we think, speak, act, and steward everything He has blessed us with to steward, including and especially our physical bodies (holistic wellness), minds, souls, and spirits. Our desire to live wholeheartedly and obediently as His worshipers is how the world observes His power, His love, His forgiveness, His restoration, His glory, etc., and its how His Kingdom increases and advances on the Earth as it is in Heaven.

                              SUMMER 2017                                                SUMMER 2018

September 2017 Sound and Healing Therapy CD

November 2017 Equipping Curriculums

January 2018 Sound and Healing Therapy CD

August 2018 Creative Arts Equipping Curriculum With Instrumental CDs

August 2018 New Sound and Healing Therapy CD

New August 2018 Sound & Healing Therapy CD and Arts Curriculum Releases!


New Sound & Healing Therapy Release August 2018!

Healing Expressions For Trauma 

This is one of my most unique Holy Spirit led Sound and Healing Therapy recording projects yet! This spontaneously recorded instrumental CD focuses on releasing the Healer to manifest on behalf of traumatic experiences and memories, which are stored in the memory of our cells. The first six pieces release frequency support to the brain, the sympathetic nervous system, neurotransmitters, and the parasympathetic nervous system. The latter six pieces release de-stressing frequencies to the exact same areas. If the listener is experiencing traumatic stress/memories, the latter six pieces release Holy Spirit peace, calming, and de-stressing healing frequencies. Equally, if traumatic experiences/memories are causing the brain, the sympathetic nervous system, neurotransmitters, and the parasympathetic nervous system frequencies to be depleted, the listener is exhorted to listen to the first six pieces for frequency support specific to those areas. If the listener is simply seeking to encounter overall balance and wholeness from the Healer Himself, the entire CD was recorded specific to this purpose. More details coming soon!


New Curriculum Release August 2018!
The Arts Expressed Curriculum
Equipping Generations Through The Creative Arts

The Arts Expressed curriculum will contain foundational equipping tools and instructional materials for raising up sons and daughters to be Spirit and Truth worshipers who impact the Earth with Kingdom of Heaven purpose through creative music, art, and movement. It will include Hands On Activities and Music for all ages, from the womb through the teens. The arts are a universal language for every nation. As parents and grandparents, our children and grandchildren are our legacy. As teachers and caretakers, we are called to a higher standard of establishing and nurturing the foundations of our greatest gifts: children. My passion and calling is to equip a generation in Christ-centered identity and purpose, utilizing and incorporating creative music, art, and movement to empower sons and daughters to live from Heaven’s perspective, shifting atmospheres over a lifetime. My unique Kingdom ministry focuses on releasing and encountering His Presence, in conjunction with discipling the generations to be secure in Heavenly Father’s love, carrying ambassador mantle’s of His love, and connecting Heaven on Earth in the power of Holy Spirit on the mountain of arts and entertainment for such a time as this. The Arts Expressed is about equipping a creative generation to manifest His Kingdom come and His will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven through strategic music, art, and movement! This curriculum will include three Sound and Healing Therapy CDs created specific to this curriculum, as well as my popular 2018 CD Release, Sound Expressions For Kids. More details coming soon!

Latest Testimonies Of Various Sound Expressions Music Assignments

Every now and then it’s refreshing and encouraging to post what others are hearing and saying with regard to the spontaneously recorded Holy Spirit CD assignments released through Sound Expressions – testimonies are always to the glory and witness of Jesus on Earth as it is in Heaven! I have included a variety sampling below:

“I just finished listening to the CD “Fragrant Expressions” and just had heaven piped into my house and heart!!!!  And now I have the “Into Me See” CD on and am working while worshipping. Unbelievable heaven sent music you are producing. You are rock stars! …only God and the waterfalls are to be thanked. Also, WE LOVE YOUR KID’S MUSIC!!!  Thank you for that gift of rest throughout our home.”
Eva
North Carolina

“Thank you so much for your lovely worship healing music!!!!!!! Absolutely lovely! I was searching Spotify for healing frequency music and – oh dear found lots of new age – but one of your tracks was suggested and it had Yeshua in the title! I was so happy to find you had created so much wonderful music I can listen to and feel peaceful knowing it is made to glory God! I am in Australia and before I was awoken by the Holy Spirit I sang heavy metal. God made new plans for me so I don’t do that at present. Praise Jesus Christ may He guide you to reach many in healing!”
Phoebe
Australia

“Wow! I’ve been trying to put my toddler down for a nap for the past 20 minutes and she wasn’t having it. Eyes wide open, playing with her hands in the air…all that. I was playing the usual lullaby album she likes and falls asleep to, but nothing. Then I remembered the new Sound Expressions For Kids CD I got and played it. Not kidding, two minutes later she was out; she literally zoned out two minutes after I started playing the CD! It was magical! Even my brain felt the difference in the music. The other music felt like raindrops bouncing off my head and the second I put yours on my brain felt like it was getting a massage. That was pretty cool! You’ve got something there!”
Jocelyn
Minnesota

“Undoubtedly, you are one of the finest spiritual keyboardists of this new century – may your heart song be heard in every corner of the world and every supernatural sphere of Heaven!! Your music is truly Heavenly and so very healing!”
Karen
Georgia

“Thank you very much, Tammy. We had a wonderful time yesterday, and we came back to our hosts last night and played our ‘new songs’ for them.  They are very interested in this. Listening again to the music, I’m even more impressed by how beautiful it is.  As well as healing.  And listening to my husband’s!  It is such a mysterious thing, I can’t explain it, but it is so him. So thank you again.  We’re so excited about this — it’s the best anniversary gift we could have given one another!”
Steve and Lorrie
North Carolina

“We have a homeless individual staying with us. At night we always put your music on kind of loud. It calms dogs down, too! The first night the individual was at our house she said she slept so deeply and felt so refreshed. She said the music was saying, “Come back to me” over and over. That Sunday she asked to go to church with us and rededicated her life to God. She asks every night to put the music on. We play a variety of your CDs (they have them all). The first night we had on your latest music, Fragrant Expressions. We all love your music!!!”
Debbie
Texas

“As I sit here with my earbuds in, absorbing the beautiful music you made for me, I am overwhelmed by what a beautiful gift you have been given and how grateful I am…Thank you! Three of us are coming soon, as my friends want their own song 🙂 I listen to mine all the time, never tire of it!”
Terri
Florida

What Music Does To Your Body

The following video link contains a comprehensive look at the impact of music on the human body and is worth watching. Personally, I would have set the video to superior quality, intentional music (not that Beethoven’s Fur Elise isn’t quality or intentional, but rather, the use of a music box version on repeat). Sound and Healing Therapy music, Sound Expressions spontaneous instrumental sound and healing therapy music, etc. would significantly benefit the intentional impact of the video’s valuable information.

What Music Does To Your Body

Great Testimony To New Sound Expressions For Kids CD


This testimony arrived today regarding my newest CD Release, Sound Expressions For Kids…so awesome I had to share!

“Wow! I’ve been trying to put my toddler down for a nap for the past 20 minutes and she wasn’t having it. Eyes wide open, playing with her hands in the air…all that. I was playing the usual lullaby album she likes and falls asleep to, but nothing. Then I remembered the new Sound Expressions For Kids CD I got and played it. Not kidding, two minutes later she was out; she literally zoned out two minutes after I started playing the CD! It was magical! Even my brain felt the difference in the music. The other music felt like raindrops bouncing off my head and the second I put yours on my brain felt like it was getting a massage. That was pretty cool! You’ve got something there!”

Jocelyn from Minnesota

Listen to sample clips or purchase on CD Baby, iTunes, Sound Expressions (Products Page) or The Arts Expressed (Latest Products) or wherever digital distribution is available.